Gait - the Siberian Husky's characteristic gait is smooth and seemingly effortless. He is quick and light on foot and when in the show ring should be gaited on a loose lead at a moderately fast trot, exhibiting good reach in the forequarters and good drive in the hind quarters. When viewed from the front to rear, while moving at a walk the Siberian Husky does not single track, but as the speed increases, his legs gradually angle inwards until the pads are falling on a line directly under the longitudinal centre of the body. As the pad marks converge the forelegs and hind legs are carried straight forward. Each with neither elbows not stiles turned in or out. Each hind leg moves in the path of the foreleg on the same side. While the dog is gaiting the topline remains firm and level.